St. Louis Microfest approaches, so how about some free tickets?

I know, I know! Your Spring beer calendar is filling up fast, but please do what you must to make room for one of my favorite events. St. Louis Microfest is one of this beer town’s premiere festivals and it’s coming up.

One of the few festivals that has the range to run multiple days, Microfest features international, national and of course local beer selections during 3 sessions over 2 days.  It’s big, it’s wet and it’s awesome.

Drinking For A Cause
For all the beer you’ll be consuming, know beforehand in case you forget, that you’re making an investment in a good cause.  All proceeds from St. Louis Microfest go to benefit Lift For Life Gym. Since 1988, Lift For Life Gym has been providing St. Louis’ inner-city youth with positive alternatives to drug abuse, violence, and gang involvement.

The Beer
The numbers of brewers attending Microfest continue to astound and have made this festival one of St. Louis’ biggest on pure beer selection alone.  The 125 expected at this year’s event are combination of returning veterans as well a good number of rookies.

“St. Louis Microfest has been around for 23 years now so it has made a name for itself and reputation of being one of the larger craft beer festivals in the city,” said Lauran Sauer of Lift For Life Gym. “For this reason, we attract newer breweries that are getting ready to open or have just recently open.  It’s a great opportunity for those breweries to get their product in consumer hands in mass quantities.”

But at its core, the reason so many breweries give up their time and product for Microfest is simply the cause.

I think the other reason it’s well attended by breweries is because it’s a fundraiser for a local non-profit.”

“We’re so thankful for the support of all of these breweries, they’re helping make our community a better place and helping the many youth we serve,” said Sauer.

The Pour List
We are actively soliciting and adding to this year’s pour list.  Please save this link and check back as we get closer to the event for the most updated list. 

Peel Brewing Co.
Stubborn German Brewing Co. 

  • Birthday Bock
  • Peterstown Pilsner
  • Make Mexico Great Again
  • Schitzengiggles.

Old Bakery Brewing Co. 

O’Dell Brewing Co.
Mother’s Brewing Co.

Main Area:
  • Out of the Mother’s van
  • Snapback cans
  • Sunshine Chugsuckle
  • Trop Top
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Lil’ Helper
  • Towhead
  • Lime Gose
VIP Area:
  • Double Dry Hopped Trop Top
  • Amaro Grind
  • Foggy Notion
  • Rye MILF
Every hour opening:
  • Rum Milf
  • Scotch MILF
  • Brandy Milf
  • Ultimate MILF
Taco Pairing:
  • Capo
  • Dyslexic API
  • Kolsch
  • English Dark Mild
  • Red Rye IPA
  • Mexican Lager
  • Mexican Pilsner
  • Eastern MO IPA

Square One Brewing Co.

  • Gose the Gozerian
  • Bavarian Weizen
  • 2018 IPA
  • Maibock

4204 Main Street Brewing Co.
Main & Mill Brewing Co. 

  •  Strawberry Juele
  • Wicked Nectar NEIPA
  • Orange Radler
  • VIP Tent only – Salted Lime Kolsch

Steampunk Brewing Co.
Bur Oak Brewing Co.
Mark Twain Brewing Co.
Boxing Turtle Brewing Co.
Garage Brewers Society
Blue Point Brewing Co.

  • Toasted Lager

Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Six Mile Bridge Brewing Co.
Friendship Brewing Co.

  • Belgian Dubbel
  • Pitman Avenue Pale Ale
  • Red 98 Amber Ale
  • (game day decision)

BrewHub Tap Roo
Glutenberg Craft Brewery
Seven Point Brewery
St. Louis Brewminati HomeBrew Club
Argus Cidery|
The Bruery
Crooked Stave
North Peak Brewing Co.
Praire Artisan Ales
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Crown Valley Brewing Co.
Sam Adams Brewing Co.
Kirkwood Station Brewing Co.
Stillwater Artisanal
Evil Twin Brewing Co.
O’Fallon Brewing Co.
Civil Life Brewing Co.
Big Muddy Brewing Co.
Public House Brewing Co.
Crispin Cider Co.
Modern Brewery Co.
Sante Fe Brewing Co.
Ferguson Brewing Co.
Left Hand Brewing Co.
Founders Brewing Co.
Leinenkugel’s Brewing Co.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Breckenridge Brewing Co.
Blue Moon Brewing Co.
Exit 6 Brewing Co.
Charleville Brewing Co.
Trailhead Brewing Co.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
Granite City Brewery
Destihl Brewing Co.
Morgan Street Brewery
Kraftig
Goose Island Beer Co. 

Your regular price admission includes:

  • Tastes from over 125 breweries and 600 international and craft brews.
  • A commemorative tasting glass
  • Access to cooking demonstrations and brewing discussions in our Demo Tent
  • Live Music
  • Food available for purchase

What’s in the VIP Experience?
In past years, I’ve avoided investing in VIP experiences, but my tune is changing a bit. For Microfest, you may want to consider it. Aside from the culinary adventure featuring masterpieces created and prepared by Chef Tom Cohgill of Iron Barley Restaurant, you’ll find plenty of special beers made only available with this ticket.

Schlafly’s ready for the return of the fruit beer

Urban Chestnut and Big Shark combo made me tear up, just a little

 

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